[tex-k] Disruptive bug in TeXlive2007 on Solaris
Michael E. Thomadakis
miket at mikefire1.tamu.edu
Mon May 21 19:39:55 CEST 2007
thanks for your prompt reply. I did reinstall TexLive2007 on both Sparc and
x86 Solaris and the problem disappeared.
For "system" configuration I should be using the XXXX-sys commands
(texconfig-sys, etc.) right? If I not use the XXXX-sys configuration commands,
will it just create the ~/.texlive2007 directory with conf files and formats?
On Fri, 18 May 2007, Karl Berry wrote:
| Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 17:01:20 -0500
| From: Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>
| To: miket at mikefire1.tamu.edu
| Cc: tex-k at mail.tug.org
| Subject: Re: [tex-k] Disruptive bug in TeXlive2007 on Solaris
| All tex binaries before doing any useful work start scanning the entire
| colletion of my filesystems
| I speculate that you are running tex as root, and $HOME (= /) is
| confusing matters? Do you have TEXINPUTS set?
| Certainly the programs do not in general try to read the entire
| filesystem; in fact, they go to great lengths to avoid this exact
| scenario, although obviously they are failing :(.
| Please take a look at this problem
| Can you please try running
| latex -kpathsea-debug=-1 small2e >&/tmp/mylog
| And send me the resulting mylog file? That should show where the bad
| settings are located. I don't have a useful guess offhand.
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